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Midway College

Midway College is an independent, liberal arts college with approximately 1,800 students located in Midway, Kentucky. Related by covenant to the Christian Church, it currently offers two and four-year degrees

Location

Address
512 E. Stephens St
City
Midway
State
KY

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1248
Total Graduate enrollment
86
In State Tuition Fees
22000
Out State Tuition Fees
22000
ACT Score
20
SAT Score
1425
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.19
Male Female Ratio
15:85
Acceptance Rate
69%
Student Faculty Ratio
0.54236111111111

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Midway College Eagle
Colors
Blue Gold And White
Conference
Kentucky Intercollegiate

College History

History

Midway College originally opened as the Kentucky Female Orphan School on October 3, 1849, with one teacher and sixteen female students. The nine members of the Board of Trustees oversaw the school's endowment, the building and five acres of land. The co-founders of the school were Dr. L.L. (Lewis Letig) Pinkerton (1812-1875), minister of the Midway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from 1844-1860, and Mr. James Ware Parrish, a Midway Christian Church elder. They obtained a charter on February 17, 1847, from the Kentucky legislature through the help of Kentucky Senator Major George W. Williams. Before the school was permitted to open, an endowment of twenty-five thousand dollars had to be secured and investments made. This time was used for soliciting funds, purchasing land, construction of a building, and drafting and outline of government and management for the school. The outline was published in the Millennial Harbinger of November, 1848. John Dawson was Superintendent and his wife, Mary, was Matron when the Kentucky Female Orphan School opened in 1849. Associate principal and assistant matron, Eliza Davies, wrote that in those early days the "house was not furnished; the girls slept on straw mattresses; the floors were uncarpeted." There were fourteen Heads of the school in total

College Specialty

Specialty

Midway College shapes and inspires the lives of students in Kentucky�s only college for women and in coeducational undergraduate and graduate programs through a student-centered, global education that leads to rewarding careers and responsible citizenship. (Adopted November 2013)

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